Liverpool and Juventus are believed to have made contact with Tottenham over the availability of Vedran Corluka, who looks set to leave White Hart Lane in search of regular first-team football.
The Croatian defender has found playing time increasingly hard to come by following the much improved displays of team-mate Alan Hutton, and with manager Harry Redknapp keen to reduced squad numbers before making any news signings this month, Corluka now seems to be surplus to requirements at Spurs.
Kenny Dalglish witnessed his side’s defensive frailties during their 2-1 defeat at Blackpool last night, and Liverpool will be confident of signing Corluka should they make a bid, as Director of Football, Damien Comolli, was the man who brought the defender to Spurs in 2008. A bid of around £8m would be enough to secure a move.
Able to play at either right-back or centre-back, Corluka may give Liverpool some much-needed defensive cover. However, Liverpool face competition from Juventus, who have placed the Spurs man high on their most-wanted list of defenders, as they look to continue an extensive rebuilding phase.
In fact, the Serie A side have also targeted Liverpool’s Daniel Agger, whose slip last night will certainly not deter Juve from launching a bid of up to £10m.
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